Yard Number 1330P was named WAVERLEY when launched on Wednesday 02/10/1946 by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow for Owner 1947: London & North Eastern Railway Craigendoran fleet (1947)
Ship Type: Paddle Steamer
Ship's Role: Costal excursion steamer
Tonnage: 693 grt | 327 nrt
Length: 239 feet 11 ins
Breadth: 57 feet 3 ins extreme over paddleboxes
Draught: 6 feet 3 ins
Owner 1947: London & North Eastern Railway Craigendoran fleet (1947)
1948: British Transport Commission
1951 Caledonian Steam Packet Co.
1972: Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd
1974: Waverley Steam Navigation Co Ltd
Her main engines were built by Rankin & Blackmore Ltd Greenock , she was powered by steam diagonal triple expansion 2100ihp 14 knots in service
Trials speed 18.37 knots at 56 rpm (June 1947) Her last recorded name was WAVERLEY
She is still active as of 2014
Additional Information: Entered service on 16th June 1947.
since ca 1970, the World's Last Seagoing Paddle Steamer.
Since 1978, the last operational Clyde Steamer
In operational preservation since 1975
Underwent £7m refit during period 2000 to 2003.
London & North Eastern Railway Craigendoran fleet (1947)
British Transport Commission (1948 to 1951)
Caledonian Steam Packet Co. (1951 to 1972)
Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd (1973 to 1974)
Waverley Steam Navigation Co Ltd (a charitable trust, registered in Scotland) (1974 to date)
Operated by Waverley Excursions Ltd since ca 1980
Previous updates by Colin Campbell, Paul Strathdee, Stuart Cameron
Photo supplied by Bruce Biddulph